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It might not count, but there'll be actual Orioles baseball taking place today!

Chris Davis is excited that there are Matt Wieters days remaining until Opening Day
Chris Davis is excited that there are Matt Wieters days remaining until Opening Day
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The Birds take on the Tigers in their first exhibition game of the Spring today at 1:05pm. There's no local tv or radio coverage so use your imagination. I foresee the O's hanging an 8 spot on a beleaguered Detroit bullpen. Ubaldo will get a couple innings of work in along with a host of players you've probably never heard of unless you are a connoisseur of minor league depth charts. Here's the rest of the day's news.

School of Roch: Notes from today's final full workout

Where everyone is in the most shape of their life

J.J. Hardy's Lost Power - Baltimore Sports and Life
His primary value resides with his glove, but he still has the power to make hearts swoon

How Baltimore Orioles can replace Nelson Cruz - ESPN
It's 'National writers make their way through Spring Training camps' season. Here's Jayson Stark's O's piece.

The 30: Offseason Stock Report "Grantland
In which Jonah Keri manages for once to not take a shot at Angelos for being a miser.

Is Charlie Brown the Worst Manager Ever? – The Hardball Times
I dunno, man...Miller and Perlozzo and Diamond Dave were pretty bad in their own rights.

Happy birthday, Jorge Julio. His 2002 was pretty swell. His other various 2000s, less so.